Michigan House Judiciary Committee Passes Bills to Legalize Medical Cannabis Edibles, Dispensaries

Michigan’s House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday advanced a three-bill reform package to legalize medical cannabis dispensaries, allow for the use and distributionmedcan of medical cannabis in edible forms, and establish a tax on cannabis sales.

“This is something I’ve been working on longer than my bachelor’s degree,” said Representative Mike Callton (R-Nashville), who sponsored the dispensary bill. “It’s been essentially over 4 years, and it’s been an education. Now it’s better than it’s ever been.”

House Bills 4209, 4210 and 4827 would established a licensing and regulatory system for dispensaries and cultivation centers, establish an 8% tax on sales, and legalize medical cannabis edibles such as cannabis brownies, teas and tinctures.

In Michigan, medical cannabis was legalized in 2008, but the law didn’t allow for the opening of dispensaries.

The measures are now up for consideration by the full House of Representatives.


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